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Today's News

  • 4-H members participate in state communications day

    State 4-H Communications Day was held on Saturday, July 9 on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.  Hundreds of 4-H members from across the state participated in the event that included public speaking and demonstrations.  
    To be eligible for the state event, 4-Her’s must first qualify on the county level and then compete on the district level.  Counties are broken into seven districts.  District champions from each speech and demonstration category are then qualified to advance to the state competition held each year on the UK campus.

  • BIRTH: Green: It's a girl!

    Michael and Erin Spalding-Green announce the birth of an 8 pound, 10.5 ounce daughter, Olivia Tatum, born May 5, 2011, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Richard and Karen Spalding of Springfield.
    Paternal grandparents are Tony and Janice Green of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Eleanor Caldwell and Sammy and Geraldine Spalding, all of Lebanon, and Linda Nally of Fredericktown.

  • BIRTH: Walker: It's a boy!

    Joshua and Jacqueline Walker announce the birth of their son on May 27, 2011.
    Colin Patrick weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18.5 inches in length.
    He was welcomed home by a brother, Ethan, age 3.
    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Betty Nell Hamilton.
    Paternal grandparents are Eric and Maura Walker.
    Paternal great-grandparents are Bob and Ann Walker.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Sharp-Dean

    Jenny Cassley and Chip and Becky Sharp of Lancaster, Ohio, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miranda Denise Sharp to Blake David Dean, son of Penny and Darrell Dean of Willisburg.
    Sharp is a 2006 graduate of Lancaster High School and a graduate of St. Catharine College of Nursing. She is employed at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.
    Dean is a 2005 graduate of Washington County High School and a graduate of Bluegrass Technical School. He is employed at Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Ky.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Graves-Montgomery

    Becky and Gary Graves of Bardstown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erica Graves, to Chris Montgomery, son of Diane and David Montgomery of Bloomfield.
    Graves is a graduate of Nelson County High School and Elizabethtown Community College. She is employed at Flaget Cancer Center in Bardstown.
    Montgomery is a graduate of Nelson County High School. He is employed at Tower Automotive in Bardstown.
    The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 6, 2011, at Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown.

  • CORRECTION: Loretto Food Land advertisement

    An advertisement for Loretto Foodland in the July 25 Twin County Advantage contains price misprints.

    The ad should read as follows:

    - 10 pound Idaho potatoes should be $3.99

    - 16 ounce Kraft Salad Dressing should be three for $5

    We apologize for the error.

  • Sports briefs

    July 22
    Ponderosa Speedway


    Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City will host the 16th annual Pete Abell Memorial.
    The event will feature the super late models in action for 40 laps.
    Also in action will be the open wheel modifieds for 25 laps.
    Pit gate opens at 4 p.m. and general admission opens at 5 p.m.
    Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane in Junction City.
    July 23
    Corn hole tournament

  • SCC women’s soccer brings in big class


    “Another strong class,” is how St. Catharine College women’s soccer coach  Paul Patton describes his group of 2011 recruits. 

    Over a year of work, and many miles on the recruiting trail, went into what the coaching staff thinks will be a group of impact players that will suit up for the Patriots this August.

  • International players add depth to SCC tennis rosters


    In just the first year of existence, the St. Catharine College tennis program has gone global.

    Coach Jim Coomer has signed nine players to the men’s team, four of them from outside the United States.
    “Recruiting for the men’s team has gone well, considering the late start I got,” said Coomer. “It is difficult getting women to commit now since most of them have already decided where they want to go to school, but that will get better next year.”

  • Local manager makes MLB All-Star game a tradition


    While some baseball fans watched the Major League Baseball All-Star game on television last week, Joey Padgett took in the action live at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Padgett, manager at Bonnie Plant Farm, attended the 2011 MLB All-Star game with friends he grew up with in Alabama.
    The summer event has become a tradition for Padgett and his friends.
    “They tried for a long time to get me to join them, but I never did,” he said. “About five years ago I started going with them, and have been going ever since.”